Business Agility is the ability of an enterprise to respond to change faster than the rate of that change, resulting in high customer satisfaction and profitability in a turbulent business environment.
To achieve this, organisations need to re-think and change many aspects of how they work, how they relate to their customers, how they innovate, how they build business strategies, how they make use of their financial resources, where they fit in their communities and how they engage their people.
These are not simple changes and they aren’t something that a senior executive can delegate to someone else to accomplish – the new ways of thinking and working have to start at the top with a fundamental rethink of what makes the organisation and how it works.
The program will help you explore the various factors that are necessary when whole enterprises become agile in the true sense of the word. The program will provide an understanding of how different aspects of the organisation can embrace agile thinking, explore the real challenges that organisations face when making these changes and highlight the business outcomes achievable when becoming an adaptive, agile organisation.
Target Audience: Executives (CxO, Founders), Business Leaders, and Change Agents.
In partnership with the Supporting Agile Adoption initiative of the Agile Alliance, the sessions on the Business Agility day explore the various aspects of this model and show how different businesses have adopted different ways of achieving the overall goal of becoming agile.
Linda, known for her role in establishing the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development will kick off the conference with her keynote titled Experiments, the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Bjarte is the author of “Implementing Beyond Budgeting – Unlocking the Performance Potential.” He is currently heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Statoil, Scandinavia’s largest company. His keynote is titled Beyond Budgeting – Business Agility for New Business and People Realities
Steve is the author of several books on management, leadership, innovation and organizational storytelling. Steve is the former Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank. He will close the conference with his keynote titled From Operational to Strategic Agility
To give a sense of what you could learn, this image conveys the important changes that organisations need to embrace when they aim to become truly agile in their thinking and execution. Starting from the customer at the heart (of both the image and your organisation), business agility requires agility in work, connections and mindset:
Every aspect of the organisation is impacted and the whole focus needs to shift to putting the customer front and centre, with all areas and functions of the organisation seamlessly working together in the service of sustainable customer delight.